Context-Aware Systems and Applications. Second International Conference, ICCASA 2013, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam, November 25-26, 2013, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Adaptive Sustainable Enterprises: A Framework, Architecture and Implementation

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-05939-6_29,
        author={Gabrielle Peko and Ching-Shen Dong and David Sundaram},
        title={Adaptive Sustainable Enterprises: A Framework, Architecture and Implementation},
        proceedings={Context-Aware Systems and Applications. Second International Conference, ICCASA 2013, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam, November 25-26, 2013, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ICCASA},
        year={2014},
        month={6},
        keywords={Enterprise Adaptive Sustainable Strategy Organization Process Information Framework Architecture Lifecycle},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-05939-6_29}
    }
    
  • Gabrielle Peko
    Ching-Shen Dong
    David Sundaram
    Year: 2014
    Adaptive Sustainable Enterprises: A Framework, Architecture and Implementation
    ICCASA
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-05939-6_29
Gabrielle Peko1,*, Ching-Shen Dong1,*, David Sundaram1,*
  • 1: University of Auckland
*Contact email: g.peko@auckland.ac.nz, j.dong@auckland.ac.nz, d.sundaram@auckland.ac.nz

Abstract

Enterprises that want to compete in today’s dynamic markets need to be able to respond to the ever-increasing rates of change. At the same time enterprises strive to be ever more sustainable in terms of economic, environmental, societal, and cultural concerns. Enterprises are being challenged at all levels to meet the demands for sustainability and in a manner that can handle the complexity that is present. In this paper we suggest that enterprises need to integrate sustainability objectives with adaptive approaches to manage complexity and uncertainty. The overarching objective of the research is to explore how an enterprise can become both adaptive and sustainable by interweaving the deliberate and emergent in the context of strategy, organization, process, and information. This research seeks to model and develop several artefacts that assist with responses to complexity and uncertainty while also supporting goals of sustainability. In particular, we propose context aware adaptive and sustainable concepts, framework, lifecycle, architecture, and a prototypical implementation.